Osttirol: a paradise for fly-fishers

When fly-fishers travel hundreds of kilometres from Italy, Switzerland and Holland to Osttirol just to go fishing, then it has to be something special. And they admit it – fly-fishers are inspired by the opportunities which the Isel and the little and big Drau offer. Osttirol has always been a paradise for anglers and fishermen. From the wild and romantic mountain streams through to the somewhat more calmer waters of the rivers heading out of the valley – 33 different fish species live in Osttirol.

Adventure fishing at 2500 metres altitude

Of great interest to true fishermen is the fact that in Osttirol ‘adventure fishing’ is indeed possible. Where else can you swing your fly rod at around 2500 metres altitude in the emerald green lakes? Quite a number of hoteliers and innkeepers have fishing areas, or rent some. A few hotels provide package deals for anglers. From a value-for-money guesthouse, to an exclusive hotel, including all the comforts and guides – Osttirol has something for everyone.

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Fishing requirements in Osttirol

In order to go fishing in Tyrol, you will need a fishing permit from the respective fishing ground’s owner. Below, you will find the respective contacts to obtain day permits for the individual fishing grounds from.

If you want to go fishing in Tyrol, you need to be respectively qualified. This qualification can be obtained by attending a training offered by the fishing grounds committee. A passed fishing examination or attendance of training courses offered in other countries will also be accepted.

Moreover, every fisher in Tyrol needs to be compulsory member of the Tyrolean Fishing Association. For this purpose, EUR 25.00 are to be remitted to the Tyrolean Fishing Association’s account before the fishing permit can be picked up. Upon request, the payment confirmation is to be presented to the supervising fisherman! Transfer forms can be obtained from the respective owners of fishing rights. Fees for guest permits are to be paid once per year and will cover the term of 1 year in Tyrol.

Last but not least, please do not forget to carry an official identification document with you.

Fishing zones in Osttirol

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